Grants/Sponsorship/Merchandising/Local events

Funding will be vital as we move forward. It is not enough to just have the will – we must also have the means and to a large extent that means finance

As you know fundraising takes many forms, for example:

Grants Grants may well be available and the Group are exploring this fully. We have made a business case to start this process as we progress toward ownership of the harbour

Sponsorship Another option and one that demands particular care to avoid any conflict of interests

Merchandising An important revenue source with definite potential. If we can develop ‘Portgordon Harbour’ as a brand then we can not only increase income but generate publicity as well – we need both. Remember there are Portgordoners’ around the globe who still have feelings for the village and will welcome a souvenir of their former home Many ideas have been put forward already, such as Cups, Mugs, Pens, Pencils, Badges, Key Rings, Christmas Cards, Calendars, Coasters, Model Boats, Books, Pictures, prints and photographs. We will consider everything.

Local events This route has been ongoing for some time with events like Tombola, New years dance, Gala day dance and we hope to step up our local fundraising efforts in the future. This years Raft Race & Gala Day is on 19th July and will be the Groups 5th annual Gala event. We would encourage everyone to attend and support the event. Any suggestions or offers of help would be greatly appreciated. The Gala has become the main event in the village calendar and has rightly returned the harbour area to the centre of the community!

Portgordon Community Harbour Group Ltd - registered Scottish Charity No: SC040805
Patron: Mrs Clare Russell - Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire
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